After moving to Los Angeles from Stockton, CA, Dirk Hamilton attracted the attention of Steely Dan producer Gary Katz, who in turn helped him sign a deal with ABC Records. The result, the Katz-produced You Can Sing on the Left or Bark on the Right, is a quirky if occasionally misguided work, with moments of brilliance. Katz brought in a host of session pros, including Chuck Rainey, Elliott Randall, and Jeff Porcaro - all of whom had previously worked with him on various Steely Dan projects - to flesh out Hamilton's idiosyncratic, acoustic-based tunes. Hamilton sounds loose and playful throughout, while the backing seems somewhat flat and lifeless.
A1. The Sweet Forever. A3. Little Big-Time Man. A4. She Don't Squash Bugs. Companies, etc. Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios. Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios. Accordion – Ron Fransen. Acoustic Guitar – Dirk Hamilton.
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Hamilton sounds loose and playful throughout, while the backing seems somewhat flat and lifeless. Still, what makes You Can Sing truly worthwhile, and distinguishes it from the other singer/songwriter recordings bombarding the industry at the time, is masterful songwriting like the terrific "She Don't Squash Bugs," the detailed melancholy of "Wasn't That One Night Good," and the opening track, "The Sweet Forever
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Dirk Hamilton - I Got to Feelin' 04:46. Dirk Hamilton - The Sweet Forever 05:33. Dirk Hamilton - Grow a Rose 03:29. Dirk Hamilton - Pavlova Shoes 10:45.
And while good words are the point, the good words are expressly musical; that is, they are designed for Hamilton's plosive drawl, a delivery in the general tradition of Van Morrison. Hamilton's earth mysticism recalls Morrison, too, and unlike Morrison he has a sense of humor. But also unlike Morrison, he has zilch gift for the hook; he's repetitive in the folk rather than the rock manner. So, all you subtlety fans (you know who you are) might take a chance.
Dirk Hamilton - The Sweet Forever 05:33. Dirk Hamilton - Waterfall 03:18. Dirk Hamilton - Little Big-Time Man 02:35. Dirk Hamilton - She Don't Squash Bugs 03:16. Dirk Hamilton - I Got to Feelin' 04:46.
|The Sweet Forever|
|Little Big-Time Man|
|She Don't Squash Bugs|
|I Got To Feelin'|
|Sweet And Cold|
|Wasn't That One Night Good|
|Grow A Rose|
|When She Kiss Ya' Like She Love (Ya' Know She Do)|
|Ridin' On A Whale|
|ABCD-920||Dirk Hamilton||You Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right (LP)||ABC Records||ABCD-920||US||1976|
|ABCD-920||Dirk Hamilton||You Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right (LP)||ABC Records||ABCD-920||Canada||1976|
|9022-920||Dirk Hamilton||You Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right (LP, Album)||ABC Records||9022-920||Canada||1976|
|ABCD-920||Dirk Hamilton||You Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right (LP, Album, Promo)||ABC Records||ABCD-920||US||1976|
|AK 321||Dirk Hamilton||You Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right (CD, Album, RE)||Akarma||AK 321||Italy||Unknown|